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Erdoğan holds phone call with Saudi Crown Prince Salman

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan early Tuesday held a phone call with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), according to a statement by Turkey’s Communications Directorate.

Erdoğan conveyed get well soon wishes to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud after being informed of his health condition, the statement said.

King Salman, 86, was admitted to a hospital in the Saudi port city of Jiddah and underwent a colonoscopy on Sunday. Doctors instructed the king to stay in the hospital for “some time” to rest, state-run media reported.

The king underwent gallbladder surgery in 2020 and had the battery of his heart pacemaker replaced in March.

The king became ruler of the world’s top oil exporter in 2015 after spending more than 2-1/2 years as the crown prince and deputy premier.

Erdoğan and the crown prince also discussed bilateral relations and regional developments, the statement said.

The phone call comes after Erdoğan late last month paid the first high-level visit to Saudi Arabia in years to restore the ties between Ankara and Riyadh.

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